PG&E Helped Stall Efforts to map risky power lines
PG&E has led an effort to delay a project to map out the locations of power lines that pose the highest risk of causing wildfires.
The The San Jose Mercury News has just published an investigative report that casts even greater suspicion on PG&E’s possible responsibility for the Sonoma County wildfires.
According to this scathing article, PG&E has led an effort to delay a project to map out the locations of power lines that pose the highest risk of causing wildfires.
That’s right – PG&E actively worked to PREVENT this vital safety information from reaching lawmakers, public officials, and the general public. Had PG&E not blocked this effort, it’s entirely possible that the North Bay fires would never have happened.
At least two state agencies – Cal Fire and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) – have launched formal investigations into PG&E’s possible role in starting the fires. Current speculation is that the utility failed to clear flammable vegetation from the vicinity of its power lines, and that a spark ignited this tinder-dry brush.
Again: PG&E pushed back against state efforts to locate and fix the electrical equipment that posed the greatest risk of fire danger. The company’s last stalling tactic was granted just two days before the fires broke out.
Why? Because it would have cost the company some money.
Now, everyone who lost a home in the fire is effectively picking up PG&E’s bill.
If this isn’t negligence, we don’t know what is.
If you’ve lost your home to the fires, you want to know who caused the fires, and who is to blame for the loss of your home.
The attorneys at Adams Fietz have a pretty good idea about who’s going to be the target of the many, many lawsuits that are sure to be filed in the wake of the fire.
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